Melzer, Haase advance in Zagreb

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iol spt feb8 Melzer AFP Fourth-seeded Jurgen Melzer of Austria earned the 300th tour win of his career Friday to set up a Zagreb Indoors semifinal against Robin Haase.

ZAGREB, Croatia – Fourth-seeded Jurgen Melzer of Austria earned the 300th tour win of his career Friday to set up a Zagreb Indoors semifinal against Robin Haase of the Netherlands.

Melzer defeated Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-4 in the quarterfinals, while Haase ousted Philipp Petzschner of Germany 6-4, 3-6, 6-0.

Melzer jumped out to a 5-1 lead in the first set and then saved four of the five break points he faced in the second, winning the last three games to seal the victory.

Haase served 11 aces and broke Petzschner seven times, while saving nine of the 12 break points he faced. – Sapa-AP


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